CBSE Class 8 English Sample Paper Set N

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A.1  Read the following passage carefully. 

Letme Live 

In  the  serenity  of  lush  green  forests,  Marcus  was  having  a  peaceful  existence along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was  njoying his life in the forest with his fellow companions. 

Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The  whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now  hey had to watch  their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in  an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone. 

Another  monster  which  caused  havoc  in  his  life  was  extreme  hot  and  dry weather. 

As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming,  Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus  fell in a semi-conscious state. 

And  were  his  prayers  answered  ???  ..  YES  ...  one  fine  day  the  whole  forest  witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human pecies, who were dressed up as forest officers. 

They  got  down  from  their  jeep  and  tended  on  Marcus,  checked  his  heart  beat and injected  some  medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They  caressed his  grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van  and  taken  off  for  a  new  beginning  ....  yes  he  was  taken  to  a  new  home  in  a wildlife sanctuary. 

 Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:

(a) Marcus lived a serene life because 

(i)  food was plenty  (ii)  wildlife was undisturbed  (iii)  he ruled the forest  (iv)  (i) and (ii) 

(b)  When poachers entered the forest they  . 

(i)  threatened the lives of animals  (ii)  killed Marcus  (iii)  challenged the animals   (iv)  saved the family of Marcus 

c)  Marcus, the grand tiger, was a victim of 

(i)  loss of habitat and water   (ii)  thirst   (iii)  poachers   (iv)  loss of greenery 

d)  Eventually Marcus was rehabilitated in the – 

 (i)  forest   (ii)  zoo  (iii)  wild life sanctuary   (iv)  circus 

e)  The word ‘escapade’ in the story means – 

(i)  daring and adventurous act  (ii)  escape  (iii)  capture   (iv)  trap 

A.2 Read the following poem carefully.
Mountain Story
"A boy and his father were walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"
The voice answers: "I admire you"
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"
He receives the answer: "Coward!"
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;
Life will give you back everything you have given to it."
Now choose the correct option. (1×5=5)
a) While walking on the mountain the son _______.
i) screams ii) falls iii) answers iv) smiles
b) To his surprise, the son hears the voice _______.
i) yelling ii) explaining iii) repeating iv) asking
c) His father explains that an echo _______.
i) give you back everything you say
ii) improves your competence
iii) creates more love in your heart
iv) is a reflection of you
d) Our life is a reflection of how we _______ towards others.
i) improve ii) act. iii) respond iv) answer
e) The word in the passage that means ‘efficiency’ is –
i) coincidence ii) reflection iii) response iv) competence
A.3 Read the following passage carefully.

Ex-spiker first Indian amputee on Everest
Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest.
Twenty five years old Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world's highest peak at 10.55am on Tuesday, as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition from the Tata Group, an official of the Tourism Ministry of Nepal said.
Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, was pushed out of the general compartment of Padmawati Express for resisting a chain-snatching attempt, while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on April 12, 2011.
She was hit by a passing train and was seriously injured. She was hospitalized with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a bid to save her life, doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee.
In an interview to an Indian TV channel before leaving for her expedition, Sinha recollected how she had decided to get her life back right in the hospital when she was recovering.
"At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised, I had to do something in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity. I read about people scaling the Mt Everest. I spoke to my older brother and my coach who only encouraged me," she had told NDTV.
Overcoming the scars of the accident and defying all odds, Arunima started training at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last year under the guidance of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt Everest.
On Monday two 21-year-old Indian sisters scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.
Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehradun achieved this feat along with other record-makers, including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to have climbed the peak.
a) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following statements.
(a) Arunima Sinha, a former national volleyball player, became __________
(b) Arunima was pushed out of the Express train as she __________
(c) To save her life, doctors __________
(d) Recovering in the hospital itself __________
(e) She was trained by Bachendri Pal who is __________
(f) Tashi and Nancy Malik became the __________
b) Fill in the blanks with one word only. (1×3=3)
The (i)_________ of the accident could not let down the (ii)_________ of Arunima Sinha, which she overcame by (iii)_________ Mt. Everest.
c) Find a word in the passage that means. (1)
a journey made for a particular purpose - _______________________________
SECTION – B (Writing – 25 marks)
B.1 Dr. Ravi Ranjan, the famous doctor, will be visiting R.D.P. School to acquaint the students with the causes of growing problems of obesity and high blood pressure in school children. As the school doctor, Abla Narula, draft a notice to inform the students about the seminar that will be held on Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. (word limit 50 words)
B.2 Write an e-mail to your friend telling why he/she should vote for your favourite candidate Mihir/Mahua as Headboy/Headgirl for the students’ council. (word limit 100-120 words)
Help box - * name * good student * loving to younger ones
* positive attitude * respectful to elders * born leader
Your mother is ill today. You cook dinner for the entire family and surprise everyone. Make a diary entry expressing your joy & commitment in about 120 words.
Hints - * secret * three to four dishes * mom very happy
* Aunt Nisha helped * could not believe their eyes
B.3 Inspite of being the capital city, New Delhi is still short of many civic amenities.
Based on some of the issues given below, as Aman, the secretary of RWA, Pitampura, write a letter to the Editor of the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. The letter should also include suggestions to sort out the problems. (word limit 150- 180 words)
* Traffic jams at peak hours * Pavement markets – a hindrance
* Overcrowded and unsafe buses * people disobeying traffic rules
* poor road conditions – during rainy season.
B.4 Imagine that you are asked to make a speech on ‘The significance of the Tricolour’ on the republic day. Use the clues given below to prepare the same. (word limit – 200 words)
* equal bars of horizontal colour * saffron stands for courage
* white symbolizes peace * green is prosperity
* chakra – unlimited motion * chakra is taken from the Ashoka Pillar
Taking help from the hints given below, write a story and give it an appropriate title.
two thieves – see white statue in a shop window- break in at night – steal – an-open tempo – escape – rain on way – reach hideout – no statue – white salt – melted. (word limit 200 words)
SECTION – C (Grammar : 20 marks)
C.1 In the given passage, there is an error in each line. Underline the error and write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct blank number. One is done for you.
                                               Incorrect       Correct
Dance was a simple way was is
to released emotions. It helps a)_____ _____
you to circulated your emotional b)_____ _____
energy. This way you feels more c)_____ _____
relaxed. On physical level dance provide d)_____ _____
the benefits of exercise. And emotionally, it help e)_____ _____
people feels more joyful and confident. f)_____ _____
It allowed them to control anger. g)_____ _____
It reduce stress by increasing circulation h)_____ _____
and relaxing muscles.
C.2 Fill in the blanks with the correct form of verbs given in the bracket. (½×8=4)

I (a)__________ (travel) to Mumbai to visit the superstar Shahrukh Khan. Being a clever person that I am, I (b)__________ (disguise) myself as a producer and walk into his house. After receiving the directions from the guard, I (c)__________ (step) into Shahrukh’s drawing room and (d)__________ (surprise) him with a healthy pat on his shoulder. Then of course, I will be polite and (e)__________ (deliver) the usual compliments that cinestars are so used to.
Over a cup of coffee, which of course Shahrukh (f)__________ (ask) his cook to bring for us, I (g)__________ (tell) him the truth. What do you think Shahrukh (h)__________ (do) when he comes to know of the truth?
C.3 In the given passage, one word has been omitted from each line.
Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it against the correct blank number.
                                                                               before word after
The 'bhandaras' held / memorable held on memorable
occasions, the 'langar' practice / gurudwaras, a) ___________________
the huge 'degchis' / dergahs, the 'sanjha b) ___________________
choolahs' / rural Punjab - our culture c) ___________________
has been defined by sharing / food. d) ___________________
No celebration is complete / it. e) ___________________
A meal eaten together gives a sense / equality. f) ___________________
Sitting together / bake and break bread g) ___________________
brings a sense / humility and gratitude. h) ___________________

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